I write this from the blissful ignorance of predeparture faffing.
Sitting beside a huge cocha (oxbow lake) deep in the Peruvian Amazon one evening, I could only conclude that the folks behind illegal logging, had clearly never..
At school, it's best to ignore bullies, and in science I think it might be the best approach too.
A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to get a glimpse at the insect collections, behind the scenes at the Natural History Museum, London.
I'm very much going to miss exploring the Palm House over lunch, browsing the Orchid collection and searching out plants I've never heard of in the gardens.
Five years ago I did a very stupid thing and set off ill prepared on a big adventure.
These are a handful of macro shots from one of the glass houses at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew.
Arriving in Simferopol train station, we hunted around for the best map we could find, caught a ride on reputedly the world's longest trolly-bus route and then got off in the middle of nowhere.
Traveling across Eastern Europe, stray dogs are a common sight in many towns and cities. None more so than in Romania, where they are somewhat of an epidemic.
I miss the simplicity of being on expedition. Here in London in my rose-tinted version of the real world, there's a million-and-one exciting things happen, but it still comes in a close second to 'being out there'.
For some reason, people on sleeper trains are some of the kindest you will meet.
Perhaps the most unexpectedly enjoyable part of our visit to Armenia, was the singing fountains in Republic Square.